It’s that time of year again.
The annual top 30 AFLW player countdown is back ahead of season 2023, with instalments dropping every Monday between now and round one.
Players have been picked by AFL Media’s Sarah Black based on their form in season seven, with a number of factors taken into consideration in the ordering, including finishing position in the AFLW and club best and fairests, the All-Australian side, AFLCA and AFLPA award counts, statistics and feedback from club officials.
With 540 players to select from for the first time, it's a task that's never been harder. And once Sarah's full top 30 has been revealed, it's your turn.
For the first time in top 30 history, fans will be able to vote on the comp's best players, with the results of that poll published in due course.
So play on, and play fair.
All statistical averages and goalkicking tallies used are inclusive of rounds 1-10, not finals.
30. Alice Edmonds (Western Bulldogs)
One of the most improved players of season seven, the ruck was a consistent performer throughout for the Dogs.
Edmonds' biggest strength as a ruck is her tap work, averaging 27 hit-outs, with a 19.8 per cent hit-out to advantage rate, the second of rucks last season.
She averaged 8.8 disposals at 75 per cent efficiency and 1.9 clearances, but was stronger in tackles, averaging 4.9.
Edmonds finished the home-and-away season ranked first for total hit-outs (270) and hit-outs to advantage (90), delivering a silver service to her teammates.
Her dominance in the ruck, along with 51 total tackles (ranked second at Dogs) saw her deservingly earn a maiden All Australian squad inclusion, and finish second in the Club’s best and fairest count.